Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Do you flickr? & a quilty question (Please reply)

If you do do you join pools? Do you accept invites to have your photos added to pools?
I do - to both...

Here is the result of one of those flickr moments. I am not sure what it all means, but I am honored.

Next subject: Doing the same quilt pattern more than once. Do many people do this?
I know that many people do do this... But I'd like a better idea of just how many do do this... SO if you you have done the same pattern more than once - let me know & give me a reason.

(I am thinking about a couple of things that fall into this vein - my "next" taupe quilt - will be using the pattern of an old blue & yellow quilt - I am o.k. with that plan. However, I have a different pile of fabrics & have debated what to do with them for a while... I am now thinking of doing "X" quilt again... Without good reason... If I actually need a reason at all. So Please humor me & answer the question.)

Third subject (second quilty subject):

Does anyone follw the pattern EXACTLY? & by that I mean using the same fabric in the same location.

I am about to make my first exact copy. At Mid-Atlantic, I bought a kit for Kaffe Fassett's Pastel Floral Parade. At the time, I did not know that it was the exact same fabrics - I thought that they were a good reperesentation of the fabrics in the original quilt. I had to get a copy of the book from the library - when I did looked more closely at the fabrics I realized that they were the same fabrics. Which I guess is a good thing.

So last night, I pieced these blocks (using the combinations given in the book.)
Pastel Floral Parade Quilt blocks (Kaffe Fassett pattern) I love the geranium print on the bottom. :o) Now to press these blocks & assemble the top. :o)

Thanks for answering my question(s)...

24 comments:

Kay said...

Well, I can see why your great Israel photos were selected--

I've made one quilt three times. It's from one of Alex Anderson's books, a scrappy Christmas quilt using the Road to California block. I sold the first one, decided I shouldn't have and so made another one for myself, and then made one for my sister. It's fast, a good looking quilt, and I wanted to use up my Christmas fabric. I haven't.

Libby said...

I have made a quilt pattern more than once . . . but I sure wouldn't do it with every pattern.
As for following a pattern exactly, the answer is the same - I have followed a pattern all the way to the end for some and others not so much. All depends on my mood. I don't know that any of that is helpful - but it's me *s*

Exuberant Color said...

Over m 50 years of quilting I have made the same pattern more than once many times. I use patterns and books for inspiration or measurements but do my own thing with colors/values most of the time. I call that working in a series when I experiment with the same pattern again.

Shelina said...

Do I flickr, no. It got irritating when I had my older computer, it kept crashing to go to other sites, and so I just don't go by habit.

Do I make the same quilt more than once? I try to avoid it when I can - there are too many quilts to make to duplicate them. However, I have done it, once when someone wanted a bigger version, and other times for charity quilts. The fabric selection was always different though.

Do I follow the pattern exactly - yep, if I like everything about the pattern, I don't see the point of changing it, but if I can tweak it, accidentally or on purpose, I do that as well. My SITP is going to look very much like the original - in color anyway - I've never looked for the same fabric though.

Nicole and Phil said...

Hi there,
love the blocks you are making!

Answer to your questions on my Tumbler Quilt.....I hope this makes sense, if not, let me know.

I use a 22.5 wedge ruler (I have a Nifty Notions ruler)
I cut 4" strips, and line my ruler on the 2 1/2" line and the 6 1/2" line to make the size of my tumblers.

If this makes no sense, let me know, and I will take some photos to explain it!
xx

tami said...

I have made Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs 6 times. I made 3 for baby quilts to have on hand. 2 were for a friend of mine whose sons share a room so they have coordinating ones and my son wanted one in all blues. I have also made other quits in pairs for children with twin beds in their rooms. I am currently working on one for a friend who saw a quilt of mine and wanted one. I guess I would have to say I make a pattern more than once quite often.

Dorothy said...

I don't do flikr (but your photo is beautiful), I don't tend to repeat quilts, and I don't buy patterns. So I guess I'm no help at all. I do love that geranium print, though. Yours is the second time I've seen it this week - maybe someone's trying to tell me something!

jovaliquilts said...

I have made the I Spy pattern more than once but never with exactly the same fabric -- I'd be bored. As it is, I'm ready to be done with these. But I can see making the same patterns several times with different colors, or layout changes.

Wow, loved your Israel photos! My daughter is on a birthright trip right now and I can't wait to see her photos when she returns.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I haven't had the chance but the "Mayberry" quilt on my blog front is one I'd make again. It was fun. All I need is for it to be fun and I'd do it again.

Jeanne said...

I began with PhotoBucket but because of Ravelry, moved to Flickr. I'm satisfied. Yes, if I'm asked to join a Pool, I do.

Your quilts are amazing.

Lisa Boyer said...

1.I have a flickr account, and used to do pools, but I got too busy.
2. I don't think I've made the same quilt twice unless I HAD to (quilt shop samples), but I do have blocks I do over and over--like nine patch, spools, etc.
3. I've only done the exact quilt twice. When I first started quilting, I bought a kit--I didn't like having the same quilt as the picture! No surprises. And right now, when I saw something I just HAD to make. I'll be posting about that one soon.

YOU ARE A BUSY WOMAN. I think that's great. What is your secret?

sophie said...

I do Flickr (I know you know that), but rarely participate in the flickr group discussions. If someone asks to add one of my photos to their pool, I do that. It's interesting to see what else is there and wonder how they found my photo. . .

I haven't yet made the same quilt twice, but I do want to make another quilt very similar to the doll quilt I just finished for a swap. Like Lisa, I have "go to" blocks that turn up multiple quilts.

Nope, never ever made an exact copy of a quilt.

Sheridan said...

Like Tami, I have made the Yellow Brick Road pattern many times. It is quick and easy and fabrics always look great in this pattern.

I always follow the pattern. I just don't have the confidence yet to wing it.

I have a Flickr account and use it to store photos for my blog, but I don't really 'browse' through other photos.

Catherine said...

It's really easy to see why your photos were chosen!

Yes, I have a Flickr account but haven't joined any pools or been asked to. I have made the same quilt more than once but definitely change the colourway/type of fabrics.

Kieny said...

I put all my pictures on Flickr. I have more then 3000 stored there, most of them are hidden. There are a lot of earthquakes where I live so just in case the house falls or burns down my pictures are save on Flickr. Yes, I do accept invites to pools but not always. And last year a travel brochure asked me if they could use some of my pictures. I also use certain pools to have for example plants identified (just put a picture of a flower in the pool and many times in less than 15 minutes someone tells you the name of the flower).

I cannot answer your second question yet.

I've been only quilting for less then a year but I noticed that I hardly ever follow a pattern all the way through.

Sorry for such a long answer.

dee said...

Your photos are wonderful. I've made the same blocks many times. I change the size and obviously the colors, etc. I've almost never used a pattern by anyone. I get an idea and make it my own. For a while I was doing house blocks in all sizes. I have several quilts with them and a couple I've given away. Also a run of Indian hachet blocks when pieces together form Xs and Os. When I found the easy way to make flying geese-made myself a quilt and had enough for a second one left over. Can you say OCD?
Just got my Kaffe fat 1/4 pak-going to make snowball blocks to show off the fabric-now I've seen yours, I may change my mind. I showed that geranium print on my blog. Love that fabric. Ordered some-waiting not so patiently. Sorry for the novella.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love these blocks. Great choice of fabrics.

paula, the quilter said...

I use both Flickr and Picturetrail. I have joined 2 groups but haven't really kept up with the pools.

I don't do patterns. I look at them and use them as a recipe or a jumping off point. The only thing I have made more than once is using the Stack-'n-Whack technique but not the pattern.

Michael5000 said...

No flickring.

I recently reused a pattern from a quilt I made about 6 years ago. The new quilt is a present for my niece, who had liked the older quilt. However, the new quilt has very different colors, textures, and quilting, so....

I've only ever used someone else's pattern once, for a class, and even then I didn't follow it exactly. I'm way too contrary for that sort of thing.

Ruth's Place said...

I declined an invitation to add my daughter to a french photo pool of young children, just seemed a bit creepy...

I've never repeated a pattern, but then I haven't made many quilts and I've never followed a pattern exactly either, but again, not enough quilts made...

Mel said...

The pattern industry would be in trouble if everybody was like me because I don't think I've ever bought a single standalone pattern in my quilting career. I will buy books with patterns but I tend to use them more as inspiration. I guess it's an ADD thing, I rarely even make two blocks that are alike, much less two whole quilts! (And when I do work from a pattern I still tend not to follow the instructions very exactly. I just figure out how it's put together and then do things my own way!)

I do pools and things on flickr - as you know since we frequently turn up on the same ones! - and I accept requests if they seem appropriate. If they're too strange or it's one of those pools with 10 million piddly little rules, I turn them down. And much I love flickr, I don't think I spend anywhere near as much time browsing other people's pictures as some of my friends seem to.

andsewitis Holly said...

I don't flickr - but congrats!! You took some incredible pictures. I have made the string X twice and am about to make my third, multiple log cabins, going to repeat a couple other quilts I've made. I do so because I like the pattern. I have only once "copied" a pattern exactly in color placement but not the same fabrics since scraps were used. I like your questions.

Rhonda said...

About making the same quilt pattern over and over. I have done that with Log Cabin because I love the differnet looks you get from just turning the blocks a certain way or using various color combos. I've made at least 40 Log Cabins since 1992.
And by the way, you've been tagged! Congrats.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I don't flickr, but congrats on your photo! If I find a pattern that is great and goes together really well - then I will make it again, and again, and again - in different colors! 3 Shakespears, 6 plus logcabins, 1 oceanwaves with 2 more in the works... changing the fabric makes it different for me. I never exactly duplicate a quilt - I try to use the fabrics I already have on hand and add more as I go.

Cheers!
Evelyn